Allied Warships

RHS Themistocles (L 51)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type II) class

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type II) 
PennantL 51 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down7 Apr 1941 
Launched29 Jan 1942 
CommissionedMar 1943 
End service 

Loaned to the Royal Hellenic Navy by the Royal Navy, returned to the Royal Navy on 12 November 1959, scrapped in 1960.

Former nameHMS Bramham

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Notable events involving Themistocles include:

6 Aug 1943
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Danae (Capt. J.R.S. Haines, RN), HMS Phoebe (Capt. C.P. Frend, RN), RHS Themistocles and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (1)

19 Nov 1943
After having arrived at Limmasol around 0300/19, HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSC, AM, RN), oiled the destroyer HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) and escort destroyer RHS Themistocles between 0835 and 1015 hours and the escort destroyer HMS Croome (Lt. H.D.M. Slater, RN) between 1015 and 1125 hours. At 1130/19,

HMS Penelope then departed Limmasol for Haifa arriving there around 1730/19. (2)


  1. ADM 173/18137
  2. ADM 53/118345

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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